Period
to 8 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 6 months to 8 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK
6 months to
8 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 621 541 660
Rank change year-on-year -80 +119 -24
Permanent jobs citing IPsec 218 738 636
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.50% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.84% 3.18% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 192 359 498
Median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £54,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +0.92% +3.81%
10th Percentile £32,000 £31,250 £28,750
90th Percentile £84,875 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

IPsec is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 11,870 23,200 27,014
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.05% 15.68% 15.12%
Number of salaries quoted 9,276 17,571 21,457
Median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% -1.08% +3.33%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £25,750
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IPsec as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing IPsec.

Salary trend for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing IPsec over the 6 months to 8 July 2020.

Salary histogram for IPsec in the UK

IPsec
Top 15 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 6 months to 8 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -76 215 £55,000 - 21
UK excluding London -109 113 £50,000 - 13
London +143 104 £60,000 -14.29% 8
South East +98 36 £53,250 +12.11% 5
South West +85 29 £47,500 -7.77%
Work from Home +65 22 £54,000 -28.00%
North of England -116 22 £35,000 -26.32% 6
East of England +94 16 £55,000 -8.33%
Yorkshire -103 13 £37,500 -16.67% 4
Midlands +80 8 £40,000 -23.81% 2
North East +29 7 £35,000 -38.33% 1
West Midlands +70 4 £30,875 -41.19% 2
East Midlands +58 4 £40,000 -27.27%
Scotland +85 2 £20,000 -33.33%
North West +81 2 £55,000 +15.79% 1

For the 6 months to 8 July 2020, IT jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for IPsec.

1 171 (78.44%) VPN
2 168 (77.06%) Cisco
3 162 (74.31%) Firewall
4 139 (63.76%) Cisco Certification
5 119 (54.59%) BGP
6 117 (53.67%) OSPF
7 108 (49.54%) CCNP
8 103 (47.25%) WAN
9 83 (38.07%) Network Security
10 81 (37.16%) LAN
11 77 (35.32%) MPLS
12 75 (34.40%) TCP/IP
13 70 (32.11%) Palo Alto
14 69 (31.65%) Data Centre
14 69 (31.65%) Cisco ASA
15 67 (30.73%) VoIP
16 65 (29.82%) Windows
17 64 (29.36%) Wireless
18 62 (28.44%) SSL
19 59 (27.06%) Linux
20 57 (26.15%) DNS
21 51 (23.39%) VMware
22 49 (22.48%) CheckPoint
23 45 (20.64%) CCNA
23 45 (20.64%) HSRP
24 41 (18.81%) Active Directory
25 39 (17.89%) WLAN
25 39 (17.89%) DHCP
26 38 (17.43%) Azure
26 38 (17.43%) AWS

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (3.21%) Skype for Business
3 6 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (2.75%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (6.88%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.83%) Gliffy
3 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 38 (17.43%) AWS
1 38 (17.43%) Azure
2 37 (16.97%) Office 365
3 19 (8.72%) GCP
4 11 (5.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (5.05%) IaaS
5 10 (4.59%) PaaS
6 6 (2.75%) Mimecast
6 6 (2.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (1.83%) Route 53
8 4 (1.83%) SaaS
8 4 (1.83%) Slack
9 1 (0.46%) Akamai
9 1 (0.46%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.46%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.46%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 171 (78.44%) VPN
2 162 (74.31%) Firewall
3 119 (54.59%) BGP
4 117 (53.67%) OSPF
5 103 (47.25%) WAN
6 83 (38.07%) Network Security
7 81 (37.16%) LAN
8 77 (35.32%) MPLS
9 75 (34.40%) TCP/IP
10 69 (31.65%) Cisco ASA
11 67 (30.73%) VoIP
12 64 (29.36%) Wireless
13 62 (28.44%) SSL
14 57 (26.15%) DNS
15 45 (20.64%) HSRP
16 39 (17.89%) DHCP
16 39 (17.89%) WLAN
17 36 (16.51%) Wi-Fi
18 33 (15.14%) Wireshark
19 32 (14.68%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.21%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (0.92%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.46%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.46%) MySQL
3 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 16 (7.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (1.83%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.92%) JIRA
4 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
General
1 19 (8.72%) Finance
2 8 (3.67%) Legal
2 8 (3.67%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.29%) Banking
3 5 (2.29%) Law
3 5 (2.29%) Public Sector
4 4 (1.83%) Electronics
5 1 (0.46%) Advertising
5 1 (0.46%) French Language
5 1 (0.46%) German Language
5 1 (0.46%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 127 (58.26%) Network Engineer
2 26 (11.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (10.55%) Senior Network Engineer
4 19 (8.72%) Consultant
4 19 (8.72%) Security Engineer
5 17 (7.80%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (6.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 13 (5.96%) Architect
7 13 (5.96%) IT Engineer
8 12 (5.50%) Analyst
9 11 (5.05%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
9 11 (5.05%) Cisco Engineer
9 11 (5.05%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (5.05%) Network Consultant
10 10 (4.59%) Implementation Engineer
10 10 (4.59%) Network Implementation Engineer
11 9 (4.13%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 9 (4.13%) Cloud Engineer
11 9 (4.13%) Network Architect
11 9 (4.13%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (12.84%) 802.1X
2 15 (6.88%) REST
3 5 (2.29%) OAuth
4 4 (1.83%) SOAP
5 2 (0.92%) Web Services
6 1 (0.46%) HTML
6 1 (0.46%) SAML
6 1 (0.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 69 (31.65%) Data Centre
2 25 (11.47%) PKI
3 17 (7.80%) Public Cloud
4 13 (5.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 12 (5.50%) Hybrid Cloud
5 12 (5.50%) Management Information System
6 11 (5.05%) Greenfield Project
7 9 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (4.13%) Clustering
8 6 (2.75%) Handset
9 5 (2.29%) Driving Licence
9 5 (2.29%) RSA SecurID
10 4 (1.83%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (1.38%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.38%) Replication
11 3 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.38%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.92%) CESG
12 2 (0.92%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 65 (29.82%) Windows
2 59 (27.06%) Linux
3 26 (11.93%) Windows Server
4 19 (8.72%) Unix
5 18 (8.26%) Windows 10
6 13 (5.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (4.13%) Mac OS
8 8 (3.67%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (3.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (2.75%) Windows 7
10 6 (2.75%) Windows 8
10 6 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (2.75%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.83%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.92%) Kali Linux
12 2 (0.92%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.46%) Check Point GAiA
13 1 (0.46%) Debian
13 1 (0.46%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (16.97%) ITIL
2 32 (14.68%) Load Balancing
3 30 (13.76%) Problem-Solving
4 29 (13.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 25 (11.47%) Change Management
5 25 (11.47%) Computer Science
5 25 (11.47%) Information Security
5 25 (11.47%) Migration
6 24 (11.01%) Cybersecurity
6 24 (11.01%) Network Monitoring
7 23 (10.55%) Kalman Filter
8 22 (10.09%) SIEM
9 19 (8.72%) Network Design
10 16 (7.34%) Penetration Testing
10 16 (7.34%) Security Operations
11 15 (6.88%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (6.88%) Vulnerability Management
12 14 (6.42%) Analytics
12 14 (6.42%) Change Control
12 14 (6.42%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 30 (13.76%) Python
2 19 (8.72%) PowerShell
3 14 (6.42%) C
4 11 (5.05%) VBScript
5 6 (2.75%) Bash Shell
5 6 (2.75%) C#
5 6 (2.75%) C++
5 6 (2.75%) Go
5 6 (2.75%) Java
6 4 (1.83%) Perl
6 4 (1.83%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 139 (63.76%) Cisco Certification
2 108 (49.54%) CCNP
3 45 (20.64%) CCNA
4 32 (14.68%) Degree
5 18 (8.26%) Security Cleared
6 15 (6.88%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (5.05%) MCSE
7 11 (5.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (4.13%) SANS
9 8 (3.67%) CCDP
9 8 (3.67%) CEPT
9 8 (3.67%) CREST Certified
9 8 (3.67%) EC-Council LPT
9 8 (3.67%) GXPN
9 8 (3.67%) OSCE
9 8 (3.67%) SC Cleared
10 7 (3.21%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (3.21%) MCP
11 6 (2.75%) CCIE
11 6 (2.75%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.55%) SLA
2 13 (5.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.29%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (2.29%) GDPR
4 4 (1.83%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.92%) NIST
6 1 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.46%) NIST 800
System Software
1 41 (18.81%) Active Directory
2 24 (11.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (7.80%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.13%) Docker
5 6 (2.75%) VMware NSX
6 5 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (2.29%) vSphere
7 4 (1.83%) Xen
8 2 (0.92%) Firmware
8 2 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.46%) NFS
9 1 (0.46%) Snort
9 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (8.72%) Terraform
2 18 (8.26%) Ansible
3 16 (7.34%) Cisco Prime
4 10 (4.59%) Cisco CUCM
5 8 (3.67%) FortiGate
5 8 (3.67%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (3.21%) Backup Exec
6 7 (3.21%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (3.21%) Nagios
6 7 (3.21%) SCOM
7 6 (2.75%) SCCM
7 6 (2.75%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (2.29%) Puppet
9 3 (1.38%) Cisco CME
10 2 (0.92%) Nessus
10 2 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.46%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.46%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 168 (77.06%) Cisco
2 70 (32.11%) Palo Alto
3 51 (23.39%) VMware
4 49 (22.48%) CheckPoint
5 37 (16.97%) Juniper
6 34 (15.60%) Microsoft
7 32 (14.68%) SolarWinds
8 28 (12.84%) HP
9 21 (9.63%) Citrix
10 16 (7.34%) Meraki
11 15 (6.88%) Aruba
12 14 (6.42%) F5
13 13 (5.96%) Avaya
14 10 (4.59%) Forcepoint
14 10 (4.59%) Fortinet
15 8 (3.67%) Riverbed
16 7 (3.21%) Ruckus Wireless
17 6 (2.75%) Dell
17 6 (2.75%) Extreme Networks
17 6 (2.75%) Google